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From rhetoric to aesthetics: wit and esprit in the English and French theoretical writings of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries

Author: Bicanová, Klára
Edition: Vyd. 1.
Place of publication: Brno
Publisher: Masarykova univerzita
Publication year: 2013
Extent: 152 s.
Series: Spisy Masarykovy univerzity v Brně, Filozofická fakulta = Opera Universitatis Masarykianae Brunensis, Facultas philosophica, ISSN 1211-3034; 421
ISBN: 978-80-210-6662-5
Link to MU library catalogue: 000990426
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Rights access: open access

Table of contents:

[7] [Dedication] Bicanová, Klára | pdficon
9-18 Introduction Bicanová, Klára | pdficon
1 The theoretical and historical prolegomena
19-31 1.1 Wit theorized: summary of twentieth-century approaches Bicanová, Klára | pdficon
31-44 1.2 Wit as aesthetic concept Bicanová, Klára | pdficon
44-54 1.3 The culture of the late seventeenth century: political, philosophical and literary-historical setting Bicanová, Klára | pdficon
2 Official and alternative classical aesthetics
55-56 2 Official and alternative classical aesthetics: Bouhours, Méré, and Boileau : [introduction] Bicanová, Klára | pdficon
56-68 2.1 Dominique Bouhours and poetic ideologies of the bel esprit Bicanová, Klára | pdficon
69-75 2.2 Chevalier de Méré: esprit as light of nature Bicanová, Klára | pdficon
75-85 2.3 Nicolas Boileau-Déspreaux and the ideal of neoclassical esprit Bicanová, Klára | pdficon
3 True and false wit: Dryden, Pope, and Addison
87-88 3 True and false wit: Dryden, Pope, and Addison : [introduction] Bicanová, Klára | pdficon
88-97 3.1 John Dryden and vagaries of restoration wit Bicanová, Klára | pdficon
98-109 3.2 Alexander Pope and wit as meta-criticism Bicanová, Klára | pdficon
109-118 3.3 Joseph Addison and the aesthetics of neoclassical wit Bicanová, Klára | pdficon
118-127 3.4 Wit and esprit: points of accord and dissonance Bicanová, Klára | pdficon
129-132 Conclusion Bicanová, Klára | pdficon
133-141 Bibliography Bicanová, Klára | pdficon
143-150 Endnotes Bicanová, Klára | pdficon
151-152 Index Bicanová, Klára | pdficon

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